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Southern Connecticut State University gymnast dies after training accident
Courtesy Southern Connecticut State University (NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- A Connecticut university community is mourning the loss of a young gymnast who died over the weekend after suffering from a training accident, her school announced Monday.Melanie Coleman, a 20-year-old junior at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, died after sustaining a spinal injury while practicing on Friday.It's still unclear how the accident occurred, but the school said Coleman fell during a routine training exercise on the uneven bars. She was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital where she died Sunday. Connecticut's Chief Medical Examiner James Gill ruled the death Tuesday...
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MLB's Todd Frazier calls for action after turkeys terrorize NJ town
Allen Kee / ESPN Images (NEW YORK) -- It’s almost Thanksgiving, but before turkeys end up on the menu, they're apparently fighting back.At least that’s what a gaggle of wild turkeys are doing in the New Jersey town of Toms River. And homeowners are saying that they’re pretty aggressive."We have them on our roof; they’re pecking at our roof, our brand new vehicles, they’re pecking at our vehicles," Donna Scala, a resident of Toms River, told New York ABC station WABC-TV. In some social media posts on Twitter, bands of wild turkeys can be seen taking over the quiet streets...
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Spurs retire Tony Parker's No. 9 jersey
TuelekZa/iStock (SAN ANTONIO) -- The San Antonio Spurs honored Tony Parker's career Monday night, lifting the former point guard's jersey into the rafters and retiring his No. 9.The ceremony took place after the Spurs were defeated by the Memphis Grizzlies at home, 113-109.Parker, 37, was drafted by the San Antonio in 2001 and spent 17 seasons of his NBA career playing for the team. During that time, the Belgian-born Frenchman won four NBA championships, was named the Finals MVP in 2007 and was selected as an All-Star six times. Among those in attendance Monday night were former Spurs stars Tim...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/11/19
Sports News November 12th, 2019, 5:32am
Scoreboard roundup -- 11/11/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Monday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONMinnesota 120, Detroit 114Boston 116, Dallas 106Memphis 113, San Antonio 109Houston 122, New Orleans 116Utah 122, Golden State 108L.A. Clippers 98, Toronto 88NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUECarolina 8, Ottawa 2Arizona 4, Washington 3NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUESeattle 27, San Francisco 24 (OT)TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLWinthrop 61, Saint Mary's 59Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
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Dallas Cowboys name black cat a starter in NFL game
Allen Kee / ESPN Images (DALLAS) -- The Dallas Cowboys have added an internet celebrity to its starting lineup.Yesterday, "America's team" announced the NFL’s black cat as a starter during the Sunday night game versus the Minnesota Vikings.The feline famously stormed the field during the Cowboys versus New York Giants game last week at MetLife Stadium, much to the delight of the crowd and now the internet. Tonight's #DallasCowboys starters... *wait for it#SNF | #MINvsDAL pic.twitter.com/P001S9Yumh — Dallas Cowboys (@dallascowboys) November 11, 2019The Cowboys tweeted the announcement Sunday with a video revealing the starting lineup. The video ends with a...
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2 horses dead, 1 injured after racing day at Del Mar racetrack in Southern California
cmannphoto/iStock (DEL MAR, Calif.) -- Two horses died and another was injured in the same racing day at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Southern California.The first thoroughbred, Ghost Street, suffered a catastrophic injury to its left front sesamoid during the third race of the day on the turf course, according to the track. The horse was then "humanely euthanized." We are sad to confirm that in today’s third race on the turf course Ghost Street suffered a catastrophic injury to his left front sesamoid and was humanely euthanized.We are deeply sorry for owner Aaron Sones, trainer Patrick Gallagher, his...
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Miami Heat suspend Dion Waiters 10 games over 'very scary situation'
Tar_Heel_Rob/iStock (MIAMI) -- Miami Heat shooting guard Dion Waiters has been suspended 10 games without pay over what the team described as a "very scary situation" that occurred last Thursday night.Citing sources, ESPN reports the situation involved the 27-year-old experiencing a "panic attack" aboard a team flight to Los Angeles after he consumed an edible infused with THC."We are very disappointed in Dion's actions this season that include the very scary situation on Thursday night, and grateful that the outcome wasn't worse," the Heat said in a statement Sunday."There have been a number of instances this season in which Dion...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/10/19
Sports News November 11th, 2019, 5:31am
Scoreboard roundup -- 11/10/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from Sunday's sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONDenver 100 Minnesota 98 -- OTIndiana 109 Orlando 102Philadelphia 114 Charlotte 106Milwaukee 121 Oklahoma City 119Cleveland 108 New York 87Phoenix 138 Brooklyn 112Portland 124, Atlanta 113 -- OTToronto 113, L.A. Lakers 104NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEFlorida 6, NY Rangers 5 -- SOWinnipeg 3, Dallas 2 -- OTNew Jersey 2, Vancouver 1Detroit 3, Vegas 2Philadelphia 3, Boston 2 -- SOChicago 5, Toronto 4Edmonton 6, Anaheim 2NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUEBaltimore 49, Cincinnati 13Cleveland 19, Buffalo 16Atlanta 26, New Orleans 9NY Jets 34, NY Giants 27Tennessee 35, Kansas City 32Tampa Bay 30, Arizona...
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Scoreboard roundup -- 11/9/19
Sports News November 10th, 2019, 7:10am
Scoreboard roundup -- 11/9/19
iStock (NEW YORK) -- Here are the scores from yesterday's sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Boston 135 San Antonio 115 Final New Orleans 115 Charlotte 110 Final Houston 117 Chicago 94 Final Dallas 138 Memphis 122 Final Oklahoma City 114 Golden State 108 NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final N-Y Islanders 2 Florida 1 Final Tampa Bay 5 Buffalo 3 Final Montreal 3 Los Angeles 2 Final Ottawa 4 Carolina 1 Final SO Pittsburgh 3 Chicago 2 Final SO Philadelphia 3 Toronto 2 Final Washington 5 Vegas 2 Final Minnesota 4 Arizona 3 Final Colorado 4 Columbus 2 Final OT St....
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LeBron James defends Ohio State's Chase Young amid suspension
jetcityimage/iStock (COLUMBUS, OH) -- LeBron James on Saturday voiced support for Ohio State football defensive star Chase Young, who was suspended by the university and later said it was because he borrowed money from a family friend.Young said Friday on Twitter that he would not be playing this week "because of an NCAA eligibility issue."The junior defensive end called his decision to accept the loan "a mistake" and said he repaid it in full last summer.Sources told ESPN that money from Young's loan was used to help fly his girlfriend to attend the Rose Bowl.James, a former Cleveland Cavalier and...
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